The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed James McDonald on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 1st, with discomfort in his right shoulder. Jeanmar Gomez will make the start tonight. I wrote a few weeks ago about how there were warning signs of a James McDonald injury.
Russell Martin has been scratched from the lineup due neck stiffness and Michael McKenry will now catch and bat fifth. Martin’s status is day-to-day.
Josh Harrison has been recalled to take McDonald’s spot on the roster.